The definitions of the beginning of old age in history.

  title={The definitions of the beginning of old age in history.},
  author={H C Covey},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  volume={34 4},
  • H C Covey
  • Published 1992 in
    International journal of aging & human…
The beginning of old age has been addressed by many writers and scholars over the centuries. From ancient literature to contemporary times, most authorities have located the beginning of old age around age sixty, although some thought it started around age forty. High mortality rates had negligible effects on when old age was thought to begin. Gender may have had more influence, as women were consistently viewed as aging more rapidly and sooner than men. Overall, the age range thought to start… CONTINUE READING
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